A Modest Proposal Please write your answers on a separate sheet of paper 1 What is Swift s attitude toward the beggars he describes in the open by oan63927

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									                                A Modest Proposal


             Please write your answers on a separate sheet of paper!


1) What is Swift's attitude toward the beggars he describes in the opening
paragraph?

2) Where do the speaker's allegiances lie in this essay? With what social groups
does he identify himself?

3) What sort of persona does Swift create for the "author" of A Modest
Proposal?

4) Where do you detect differences between the "proposer" and Swift himself?

5) If Swift does not actually think the Irish people should eat their children, what
does he think they should do?

6) Who is the audience of this work?

7) Who will be the beneficiaries of this "Modest Proposal"?

8) When did it first become apparent to you that Swift's proposal was not
serious?
How did you respond?

9) What relevance does A Modest Proposal have for contemporary social and
political issues?

10) Can you think of historical situations that pose similar problems about ends
and means?

								
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